David Hing
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David HingDirector

David Hing is a Director of Resolve Litigation Lawyers with a special interest in intellectual property. David has been a senior commercial litigator for over 30 years, including over 10 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal and over 8 years with Freehills.

During this time, David has had the carriage of major disputes in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Federal Court of Australia, both at trial and appellant level and has provided advice in intellectual property, insolvency and a number of general commercial disputes.


David has represented clients in a range of commercial disputes involving commercial contracts, sales of businesses, professional negligence, debt recovery, building and construction, cy-prés schemes and claims relating to partnerships.

See Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

David has acted on behalf of clients, including external administrators, in insolvency matters. Examples include representing clients in winding up applications and applications to set aside statutory demands, as well as claims for preferences and enforcement of deeds of guarantee.

See Insolvency

David has acted for clients in disputes relating to copyright, trademarks, patents, designs, breaches of confidence and plant breeder’s rights, as well as the Australian Consumer Law and before that, the consumer protection provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth). These disputes have covered a range of fields and industries, including:

  • mining;
  • entertainment and sport;
  • pharmaceuticals;
  • consumer products;
  • health and medical science;
  • agricultural industries;
  • chemical;
  • manufacturing; and
  • technology.

David has obtained Anton Piller orders, as well as acting as an independent expert on the execution of Anton Piller orders.

David has also presented papers on intellectual property including on trademarks and brand protection in social media.

See Intellectual Property

David has represented clients involved in shareholders’ disputes in a number of different industries. These disputes have generally also included claims for breaches of directors’ duties and breaches of shareholder’s agreements and constitutions.